A shout out to my associate, Justin M. Claud, Esq., for bringing this article to my attention. An intellectual and enlightened debate over the absolute need and demand for Substance Use Disorder treatment, prevention, and cures in the United States must become a primary platform discussion.
Hillary Clinton Focuses on Drug Addiction After Learning Scale of Problem
June 1, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s carefully choreographed round-table discussions with voters don’t lead to many moments of surprise. But Mrs. Clinton has seemed to have had some legitimate jolts when conversations in Iowa and New Hampshire repeatedly drifted back to drug abuse.
Mrs. Clinton called heroin and methamphetamine addiction in rural America a “quiet epidemic” and told her policy advisers in Brooklyn to put it on the list of priorities as her campaign inched closer toward presenting a specific policy platform.
As part of that effort, last week senior campaign policy advisers held Google Hangout discussions with local officials and substance abuse activists in Iowa and New Hampshire to see how the campaign could best address the problem, the first of such discussions that will take place in the early nominating states, according to the campaign.